Roy Baumeister, PhD

Roy Baumeister, PhD

Roy Baumeister is Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University. He earned his A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton University and his M.A. from Duke University. He returned to Princeton University with his mentor Edward E. Jones and earned his Ph.D. from the university's Department of Psychology in 1978. He is a fellow of both the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science.

Baumeister's research spans multiple topics, including self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Templeton Foundation. In 2003, The Institute for Scientific Information named Dr. Baumeister as among the handful of most cited psychologists in the world. He has nearly 400 publications, and his 20 books include Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty (W.H. Freeman, 1996), The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life (Oxford University Press, 2005), and Meanings of Life (The Guilford Press, 1991). His latest book is titled Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men (Oxford University Press, 2010).

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